Interesting Daily Facts
March 14th
Chicago-O’Hare
·         81 at Chicago was 3rd earliest 80 degree reading for Chicago.

March 15th
Chicago-O’Hare
·         In Chicago...this was the 2nd consecutive 80 degree day, breaking the previous record earliest recorded back to back 80 degree days. The previous earliest back to back 80 degree days on record in Chicago were April 1st and 2nd 2010.
·         Chicago tied their record for most number of 80 degree days in March at 2...with the only other March with two 80 degree days occurring in 1986.
 
Rockford
·         82 at Rockford was the earliest 80 degree reading on record. Previous earliest 80 degree reading was 82 on March 23, 1939.
 
March 16th
Chicago-O’Hare
·         82 degrees at Chicago-O'Hare was the earliest it has been this warm in Chicago. Previously...the earliest 82 degree reading was not until March 27, 1945.
·         Chicago set a new record for most number of 80 degree days in a March with three...the previous record for greatest number of 80 degree days during March was 2 set back in 1986.
·         March 16th was the 3rd consecutive day above 80...which shattered the previous record for earliest in the season to have 3 consecutive 80 degree days. Previously the earliest Chicago has ever seen 3 consecutive 80 degree days was back on April 14-16 1976.
 
Rockford
·         Rockford tied their record number of 80 degree days in March with two. The previous years which also had two 80 degree days in March were 1907, 1939 and 1986.
·         March 16th was the 2nd consecutive 80 degree day in Rockford, which established a new record for earliest in the season to see back to back 80 degree days. Previously the record earliest back to back 80 degree days in Rockford were on March 23-24 1939.
 
March 17th
Chicago-O’Hare
·         Chicago extended the new record for most number of 80 degree days in a March with 4. It was the 4th consecutive day above 80...which broke the previous record for earliest in the season to have four consecutive 80 degree days. Previously the earliest Chicago had ever seen four consecutive 80 degree days was back on April 14-17 1976.
 
Rockford
·         Rockford broke its record for number of 80 degree days in March with 3.
·         Rockford also broke the record for earliest three consecutive 80 degree days. Previously, the earliest Rockford has ever seen three consecutive 80 degree days was back on April 4-6 1929.
 
March 18th
Chicago-O'Hare
·         Chicago extended the record for most number of 80 degree days in a March up to five days. March 18th was also the 5th consecutive day above 80...which broke the record for earliest in the season to have five consecutive 80 degree days. Previously, the earliest Chicago had ever seen 5 consecutive 80 degree days was back on April 23-27 1915.
 
Rockford
·         Rockford extended the record for most number of 80 degree days in a March up to four days.
March 18th was also the fourth consecutive day above 80...which broke the record for earliest in the season to have four consecutive 80 degree days. Previously, the earliest Rockford had ever seen four consecutive 80 degree days was back on April 23-26 1915.

 

March 19th
Chicago-O'Hare
·         This was the sixth consecutive day the record high was at least tied.
 
Rockford
·         The record warm low of 62 was the earliest a low temperature of 62 had been observed on record in Rockford. The previous earliest 62 degree low temperature was on March 26, 2007. March 19, 2012 and March 26, 2007 are now both tied for the second warmest low temperature on record for March in Rockford, with the warmest low temperature on record for the month being 63 degrees, observed on March 30, 1998.
 
March 20th
Chicago-O’Hare
·         This was the 7th consecutive day the record high for the date was at least tied.
·         It was the 6th 80 degree day this March, extending the record for number of 80 degree days in March.
·         The 85 degrees observed was the third warmest March temperature on record in Chicago, only surpassed by 87 degrees on March 31, 1981 and 88 degrees on March 29, 1986.
 
Rockford
·         This was the 5th 80 degree day this March, extending the record for number of 80 degree days in March.
·         The 83 degrees observed was the third warmest March temperature on record in Rockford, only surpassed by 84 degrees on March 31, 1986 and 85 degrees on March 29, 1986.
 
March 21st
Chicago-O’Hare
·         This was the 8th consecutive day the record high for the date was at least tied.
·         It was the 7th 80 degree day this March, extending the record for number of 80 degree days in March.
·         The 87 degrees observed was tied for the second warmest March temperature on record in Chicago, tied 87 degrees on March 31, 1981 and surpassed by 88 degrees on March 29, 1986.
 
Rockford
·         This was the 6th 80 degree day this March, extending the record for number of 80 degree days in March.
·         The 84 degrees observed was tied for the second warmest March temperature on record in Rockford, tied 84 degrees on March 31, 1986 and surpassed by 85 degrees on March 29, 1986.
 
March 22nd
Chicago-O’Hare
·         This was the 9th consecutive day the record high for the date was at least tied.
·         It was the 8th 80 degree day this March, extending the record for number of 80 degree days in March.
 
Rockford
·         The record high temperature was 79 degrees, so new high temperature records were broken eight of the last nine days.
·         Six80 degree days this March is the record for number of 80 degree days in March.
 
March 23rd
Chicago-O’Hare
·         This was the 6th record warm low set since March 14th and the 10th consecutive day a record warm temperature of any type was set.
 
Rockford
·         This was the 9th consecutive record warm low set since March 15th and the 10th consecutive day in which a record warm temperature of any type was set.

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